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Old English: a quick guide

Hana Videen explores the Old English language and reveals what it can tell us about daily life at the time it was spoken

Published: March 2, 2022 at 2:37 pm
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The medieval language of Old English is full of linguistic gems. Speaking to David Musgrove, Dr Hana Videen opens up this treasure chest of words to reveal what the language can tell us about daily life at the time it was spoken


Hana Videen is the author of The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English (Profile Books, 2021)


Dr David MusgroveContent director, HistoryExtra.com

David Musgrove is content director of the HistoryExtra.com website and podcast, plus its sister print magazines BBC History Magazine and BBC History Revealed. He has a PhD in medieval landscape archaeology and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.


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